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From left: Prime Minister Stephenson King, Martha Smith of the Saint Lucia Consulate and Jamaican-American Assemblyman Nick Perry at Saint Lucia House over the weekend.
Saint Lucia's citizens abroad are critically important to the development of the island nation, and its government is not going to overlook them.

That was the assurance Prime Minister Stephenson King gave to nationals over the weekend when he addressed them at Brooklyn's Saint Lucia House, where he pledged both political and financial commitments to working closer with Saint Lucians across the Diaspora.

Lelei LeLaulu
International sustainable tourism expert Lelei LeLaulu will keynote the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau's World Tourism Day gala dinner at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa on Monday, September 27 in the Dutch Caribbean isle.

"St. Maarten proves size does not matter when it comes to using sensible tourism to enhance not only its biodiversity but also to improve the lives of its citizens," said Lelei LeLaulu, vice president of the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx) and co-chairman of Innovation for Sustainable Development Centre.

Antigua and Barbuda will join the rest of the world in celebrating World Tourism Day (WTD), on Monday September 27, 2010. WTD is being held this year under the theme ‘Tourism and Biodiversity`, in support of the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity.

In observance of this year’s theme, the Ministry of Tourism will collaborate with the Antigua Hotels and Tourism Association (AHTA), and the Environmental Division to host two community initiatives in an effort to raise public awareness of the mutual interdependency of biodiversity and tourism. These volunteer efforts will help demonstrate how tourism can contribute to preserving life on Earth and its unique biodiversity.

Brand Saint Lucia in Britain
After years of speaking of the wonders of the island, tourist officials want to accelerate the promotional drive of selected London cabbies - by flying them to Saint Lucia.

The drivers of three Saint Lucia-branded taxis in London have begun experiencing Saint Lucia's legendary experiences first hand.